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Optical Illusions

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Idaho Spud Jul 3. 58 Replies

This one seems a bit creepy, like the middle one shouldn't be able to change rotation like that. from Cheezburger.comContinue

Saving Number 90 - From Seth Andrews (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jul 1. 9 Replies

Seth says himself that the following is a departure from the usual fare his YouTube channel features.  Personally, I think it's a positive and constructive move, because it demonstrates that no, we are NOT just about atheism.  We're also very much…Continue

Tags: abuse, animal, puppy mills, Henry, The Thinking Atheist

Human Rights for Atheists, Agnostics and Secularists

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Jun 27. 11 Replies

I just ran onto this YouTube video, promoting a change.org petition aimed at amending the United Nations charter supporting the abolition of all anti-blasphemy laws. The petition referenced by the video is…Continue

Tags: petition, anti-blasphemy laws, UN, United Nations

Something we should all think about.....

Started by Patricia. Last reply by Patricia Jun 19. 2 Replies

Got this in my email today...........Patricia - There's a new petition taking off on Change.org, and we think you might be interested in signing it:Google Maps: Help people with mobility challenges. Make your maps accessible!By Randy…Continue

Religious Calling (Mrs. Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller Jun 17. 0 Replies

Very curious - a Betty Bowers video with NO Betty Bowers!  Yahweh IS here, though, and he's gotten all 21st century with his own cell phone!!!  Can't help but notice that he's a bit selective with just WHO he wants to talk to.  Meh ... got to keep…Continue

Tags: cell phone, Yahweh, Betty Bowers

Ontario Premier, Kathleen Wynne

Started by Patricia. Last reply by Randall Smith Jun 15. 1 Reply

Kathleen Wynne is Ontario’s 25th Premier. She was first elected to the Ontario legislature in 2003 as the MPP for Don Valley West, and she became the leader of the Ontario Liberal Party in January 2013.Kathleen is dedicated to building a better…Continue

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Comment by Patricia on August 28, 2012 at 3:29pm

Comment by Grinning Cat on August 28, 2012 at 3:23pm

More politics (as in "poly-", many, + "ticks", bloodsuckers) : when Mitt Romney visited a coal mine in Ohio, the company shut down the mine, denying workers the day's pay. The company told them attendance at the rally would be both mandatory and unpaid.

Coal miners lost pay when Mitt Romney visited their mine to promote...

Comment by Patricia on August 28, 2012 at 3:23pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=gHbYJfwFgOU

Bill Nye, the knower of all things, is out with a new video in which he encourages creationist parents to embrace their "crazy, untenable, inconsistent" world view -- just so long as they don't force it on their offspring:
If you want to deny evolution and live in your world, in your world that's completely inconsistent with everything we observe in the universe, that's fine, but don't make your kids do it because we need them.

We need scientifically literate voters and taxpayers for the future. We need people that can... we need engineers that can build stuff, solve problems.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 27, 2012 at 11:49pm

Slumber time.....

Comment by booklover on August 27, 2012 at 11:17pm

Tony, I'm sure everyone here agrees that we love hearing from you and are very glad you are our friend.  You are a really neat person!  I loved your Morning Glories pic.  They reminded me of when my Grandma used to point out flowers to me when I was a little girl, and teach me their names. I loved visiting my Sister, Brother-in-Law, Niece and Nephew, but there's no place like home.  My dog was sad all day yesterday, and my cat Lula, who sleeps with me, has decided to finally forgive me for being gone for 2 nights without her purrrmission (ha ha.)

Steph, glad your day went well!

Comment by Steph S. on August 27, 2012 at 11:14pm

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 27, 2012 at 10:27pm

Tony, your words to Paula are so deeply moving and I am sure they will be a comfort to her. You have a way with words that inspire, even as they enlighten. 

Comment by Tony Carroll on August 27, 2012 at 10:11pm

Hey everyone. Finally back home. Hope everyone is doing great. Am loving the teapot pics. They're great.

Joan, great story. My Grams, mothers mother, had one of those skillets, that my mother got, and now my sister Patty has it. You can cook anything in that skillet.

Melinda, hope your little vacation was great.

Steph, always my greatest pleasure to hear from you. I will be catching up the next couple of days. Have a good one everybody. Just glad to have you all here. Really look forward to these  posts when I get home from work, even if too tired to respond right away. Thanks for being my friends. Be well.

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 27, 2012 at 9:37pm

Steph, I was a very little girl when my grandmothers had chickens and we loved having them in the gardens. They performed important tasks of eating slugs and bugs, scratching the ground for worms or whatever chickens scratch the ground for, their feathers made wonderful pillows and of course Grandma Whitehead made the best fried chicken ever, in a cast iron skillet on a wood burning stove. Awe! the memories.  

Comment by Steph S. on August 27, 2012 at 8:59pm

Booklover (Melinda) I love that teapot you posted - the little kitty is just too cute!

Cozy chair and cat - yay! I love that too.

How was your day today?

Grinning Cat - I'll check out your link to your discussion.

Joan that's so awesome that you have (had) chickens.

 

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